Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (270)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor


270. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has been denied a reader for the leaving certificate exam in June 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22905/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations.

The State Examinations Commission operates a scheme of Reasonable Accommodations in the Certificate examinations. Applications for such accommodations are submitted by schools on behalf of their students. Full details of the scheme are available for downloading from their website: www.examinations.ie/candidates/reasonableaccommodations.

In view of this I have forwarded the Deputy's query to the State Examinations Commission for direct reply.